Aar Paar

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For 1985 film, see Aar Paar (1985 film).
Directed by Guru Dutt
Produced by Guru Dutt
Written by Abrar Alvi (dialogue)
Nabendu Ghosh (screenplay) Majrooh Sultanpuri (lyrics)
Starring Shyama
Guru Dutt
Jagdish Sethi
Johnny Walker
Music by O.P. Nayyar
Cinematography V.K. Murthy
Edited by Y. G. Chawhan
Release date
Country India
Language Hindi, Urdu

Aar-Paar (English: This or That) is a 1954 Indian noir-comedy Hindi-language film. Directed by Guru Dutt, it has music by O.P. Nayyar and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri. A light-hearted film (unlike those of Dutt's later years), Aar-Paar stars Johnny Walker, Shyama, Shakila, Jagdeep, Jagdish Sethi.

Raj Khosla and Atma Ram, Guru Dutt's brother assisted Guru Dutt in film direction.[1]


Kalu is a migrant taxi-driver in Mumbai,[2] He has two women who love him and would like to marry him. Kalu first wants to establish himself and become rich, before he can even think of marriage.



All songs composed by O.P. Nayyar.

Song Singer(s)
"Sun Sun Sun Sun Zaalima" Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi
"Ja Ja Ja Ja Bewafa" Geeta Dutt
"Babuji Dheere Chalna" Geeta Dutt
"Ye Lo Main Haari Piya" Geeta Dutt
"Hoon Abhi Main Jawaan Aye Dil" Geeta Dutt
"Mohabat Karlo Ji Barlo" Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi
"Na Na Na Na Na Na Tauba Tauba" Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi
"Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar" Shamshad Begum

In popular culture[edit]

Ja Ja Ja Ja Bewafa sung by Geeta Dutt, playing the background was picturized on Kangana Ranaut in film Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) .[3]


  1. ^ Dinesh Raheja (5 June 2003). "Aar Paar: A noir comedy". Rediff.com movies. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Changing face of Mumbai in Hindi cinema". The Times of India. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Tanu Weds Manu Returns review: Some swagger and spitting images". India Today. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 

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